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LFD LE IV Problem Help

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  • #16
    I have found the problem . Im sorry it's my fault. I pluged a Zu Bok power cord. I din't know that afect that much for imcompatibility. The LFD run faster with it. Better stay with simple cable from the boxe. Hard to beleive, even others power cord i tested, it's din't match. So when u move your equipements, make sure it's still the same power cord for your LFD.
    After few hours tested , My wife are in love with it. Me to. it's superior to my Cronus. But the sound from my Cronus is more transparent and deeper, that touch the soul. Maybe it's tube effect. LFD Le IV, Voice presentation, and back ground instruments are clear with punch of the base, that why it's super. I think i will keep the Cronus for Midrange listening, like Classiscal, just need to get a new Harbeth compact and an LP.

    Thank for you guys time.
    The world of HiFi is soo big, 2 many speakers, 2 many AMPs, and Cables, the hard thing is the compatibility one with others... than the ears.. tube or SS.

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    • #17
      Good to hear that you've solved the problem even though i 've tried a few power cords with the LE III but found no change in speed but only a very very subtle difference in the overall sound.

      What you need most now is acclimatisation to the LE IV's forthright presentation. Its neither overly warm, sweet or subdued or laidback or forward....but as Gene Rubin & Sam Tellig says, it just sounds right! To me at least, my LE III not only sounds right but when combined with the wonderful SHL-5 simply takes the hifi setup out of the equation, leaving only the music where it should be.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Tran Khoa View Post
        I have found the problem . Im sorry it's my fault. I pluged a Zu Bok power cord. I din't know that afect that much for imcompatibility. The LFD run faster with it. Better stay with simple cable from the boxe. Hard to beleive, even others power cord i tested, it's din't match. So when u move your equipements, make sure it's still the same power cord for your LFD.
        After few hours tested , My wife are in love with it. Me to. it's superior to my Cronus. But the sound from my Cronus is more transparent and deeper, that touch the soul. Maybe it's tube effect. LFD Le IV, Voice presentation, and back ground instruments are clear with punch of the base, that why it's super. I think i will keep the Cronus for Midrange listening, like Classiscal, just need to get a new Harbeth compact and an LP.

        Thank for you guys time.
        The world of HiFi is soo big, 2 many speakers, 2 many AMPs, and Cables, the hard thing is the compatibility one with others... than the ears.. tube or SS.
        Great, enjoy this great combo..

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